Judge of the Supreme Court
Jack Roberts photo


Occupation: Director, Lane Metro Partnership

Occupational Background: Attorney

Educational Background: Eugene Public Schools; University of Oregon, B.S.; University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.; New York University, Masters in Tax Law

Prior Governmental Experience: Elected State Labor Commissioner, 1995-2003; Lane County Commissioner 1989-1994

Jack Roberts for Oregon Supreme Court

Balanced Judicial Philosophy

  • Jack understands the role of the courts is to apply the law fairly to every citizen.
  • Jack believes judges should not substitute their personal policy preferences for that of voters or their elected representatives.
  • Jack believes the court should reflect the values and philosophy of the entire state and will bring needed experience to the judicial system.

Common Sense Experience

  • As a former business attorney, Jack helped families and businesses comply with the law while staying out of court.
  • As a Lane County Commissioner, Jack helped administer public safety and human service programs critical to the community.
  • As State Labor Commissioner, Jack enforced state civil rights laws, child labor laws, and helped pass Oregon's family leave law.

Respected Public Servant

"Jack's experience as an attorney in private practice and in elected office makes him an ideal replacement for Justice Wallace Carson, who I appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court."

Vic Atiyeh
Oregon Governor, 1979-1986

"Oregon needs judges who will respect the rights and understand the plight of those who are victims of crime, as well as protect the rights of those who are accused of crimes."

Steve Doell
Crime Victims United of Oregon

Endorsed by
Former Governor Victor Atiyeh
Karsten Rasmussen, Circuit Court Judge
Doug Harcleroad, Lane County District Attorney
Josh Marquis, Clatsop County District Attorney
John Foote, Clackamas County District Attorney
John Sewell, Hood River County District Attorney
Jack Banta, Douglas County District Attorney
Norm Frink, Multnomah County Chief Deputy District Attorney
Russ Burger, Lane County Sheriff
Crime Victims United of Oregon
Oregon Farm Bureau Federation
Oregon Home Builders Association
National Federation of Independent Business/Oregon


(This information furnished by Jack Roberts.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722